That was interesting.
The Browns and Seattle Seahawks made a trade yesterday sending DE Brian Sanford to the Seahawks for offensive lineman John Moffitt. The guard was in Berea today, but just before practice he was brought back into the locker room. It seems the Browns didn’t like what they saw in Moffitt’s physical.
Moffitt was drafted in 2011, but has already been through multiple knee and elbow surgeries. It appears the Browns weren’t willing to take the risk on Moffitt’s repaired body, not with guards Shaun Lauvao and Jason Pinkston already out for multiple weeks with injuries.
So the Browns retain the rights to Brian Sanford, which they could try to trade again for another lineman. The Seahawks didn’t waste any time trading Moffitt to Denver right after the Browns rescinded the deal.
Meanwhile, rookie Garrett Gilkey will start against the Colts on Saturday. Oniel Cousins is also under consideration for the job until Pinkston or Lauvao is able to return.
Sorry gang, no more fun pictures of Moffitt.
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